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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would have liked the confidence to challenge sooner the in-house and aggressive agents who felt that they "owned" every single person in the town.  I now know they were intimidated and fearful of my abilities :)

I can echo Hella's answer too  (A supportive broker - mine was a competing one!)

May 27, 2015 10:24 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

A supportive broker.

May 27, 2015 10:15 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I wish I had a clue....

I'd like to have all that money back that I paid for personal brochures, leads, coaching and every other get rich quick scheme that seems to rain on Realtors.

May 27, 2015 06:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Hella nailed this one!

Jan 19, 2018 05:36 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I had a mentor it was great!  Once I took the state test and passed I was lucky to have a mentor who had been in the busy for 15 years.   I really think that has help me last 31 years full time in the business.

May 30, 2015 09:03 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It was not easy. I hope you chose a good broker and a good mentor. As a new realtor you have to have a strong backup.

Btw, I noticed you did not blog yet.

Wishing you the best in all!

May 27, 2015 02:13 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

More money to market my listings better.

May 27, 2015 01:57 PM
Teresa Cooper
Home Solution Real Estate Services - North Charleston, SC
SC Lowcountry - Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley

An effective, working database!  I thought I would never grow enough contacts to NEED a database!  WOW, I can't even imagine / count the lost sales, transactions from names and contact info jotted down on the backs of envelopes, somewhere . . .


May 27, 2015 01:26 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It was the fear of looking or sounding like I didn't know what I was doing.  I needed the confidence that I eventually gained.

May 27, 2015 12:53 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Zach Wade Agood mentoring program.

May 27, 2015 11:06 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Having a mentor show me the ropes would have been nice.  That would be my advice to any new agent.  That and when you dont know something, ask your broker or management team and find out the answer, you will come across it again.   Once you ask, once you learn, you earn that knowledge.  Over the years, that knowledge will add up, knowledge is power.

May 27, 2015 06:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I would have liked to have had a mentor to guide me in the right direction from the start.

May 27, 2015 04:28 AM